Grosses

'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' Leads Again on Wednesday with $3.89 MillionJuly 24, 2014 07:15 AM

by Shawn Robbins

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes added $3.9 million yesterday for a 42 percent week-to-week decline, giving the sequel $152.4 million domestically in its first 13 days. Apes is running 33 percent ahead of the pace of its 2011 predecessor.

Universal reports that The Purge: Anarchy posted $2.6 million on Wednesday, off 28 percent from the day before. The thriller sequel has tallied $39.3 million in its first 6 days, or 6 percent less than its 2013 predecessor.

Planes: Fire and Rescue dropped just 9 percent to earn $2.1 million on Wednesday. The animated Disney sequel has totaled $23.8 million in its first 6 days, 20.5 percent less than last year's first flick.

Sex Tape accounted for $1.5 million yesterday, giving it a 6-day haul of $19.65 million. The R-rated comedy is lagging behind the pace of 2011's Bad Teacher by 54 percent.

Rounding out the top five, Transformers: Age of Extinction slid 39 percent from last week to $1.2 million yesterday. Michael Bay's fourth franchise entry has amassed $230.8 million domestically up to this point, overtaking X-Men: Days of Future Past ($230.79 million) as this summer's top domestic grosser so far.

Weekend Actuals (Domestic) Fri, Jun. 22 - Sun, Jun. 24

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Dick Tracy$15,546,837-31%2,3320$6,667$38,090,7482Disney
2Robocop 2$14,145,411--1,768--$8,001$14,145,4111Orion
3Total Recall (1990)$8,278,560-19%2,13136$3,885$81,425,1734TriStar
4Another 48 HRS.$7,636,311-29%2,3010$3,319$18,360,5653Paramount
5Gremlins 2: The New Batch$7,077,114-27%2,15580$3,284$16,779,9182Warner Bros.
6Betsy's Wedding$4,662,488--1,048--$4,449$4,662,4881Disney
7Back to the Future Part III$3,849,686-21%1,738-332$2,215$64,147,4915Universal
8Pretty Woman$3,371,7801%1,484-118$2,272$105,396,90414Disney
9Bird on a Wire$2,647,800-16%1,471-149$1,800$45,101,5506Universal